Google Page 1 Position 1 in Two Hours!

Last Update: March 13, 2019

The Google Sandbox

I blogged about the Google Sandbox a couple of days ago:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/phil1944/blog/the-google-san...

Some of that was my own knowledge and experience and some of it was research.

My WA sites are around 3 months old and I have no problem getting posts onto page 1 of Bing but they show up nowhere on Google. So I was really wondering "Is that because I'm in the sandbox, or is there some other, potentially more serious reason?"

Long-Tail Keyword Ranking

One of the things that my research turned up was that you were in the sandbox if you could get ranked for a long tail keyword with little or no competition. This would indicate that you weren't being penalized by Google, it was just that you hadn't been around long enough to acquire the authority to rank on competitive keywords.

I thought that was worth a try.

So I created a blog post on one of my sites for such a keyword and submitted it to Google and Bing. Checked back a couple of hours later.

And there it was. Page 1 Position 1 on Bing. Great. But on Google...

Google Page 1 Positions 1 and 3

Page 1, Position 1 on Google as a featured snippet (see image) and also Page 1, Position 3 as a regular post.

The skin care niche is highly competitive but not on the keyword I chose. Note that I've blurred out identifying information so that I'm not promoting the site here.

This has delivered an enormous confidence boost to me, but I would also hope to any WA member who's struggling with working hard but not getting any joy from Google.

Keep Working While Waiting

You're probably in the sandbox. Keep posting and have patience.

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Jadatherapy Premium
Congratulations and well done

Yes it is possible and you have proved that.

Thank you for sharing much appreciated

Jennifer
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phil1944 Premium
My pleasure, Jennifer. I wanted to encourage others.
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Jadatherapy Premium
I am sure that you are doing just that

All the best success to you

Have a great weekend

Jennifer
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bleumoon Premium
Awesome, Congratulations and thanks for the post all encouragement is always welcome!!
Blessings,
Lynda
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phil1944 Premium
Well, it encouraged me, Lynda and I wanted to share it around.
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Brenda63 Premium
Congrats Phil. Just learned something new.
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phil1944 Premium
Me too, Brenda. Thanks.
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DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Phil, congratulations on your amazing progress. Your post is both inspiring and motivational and I appreciate that. I wish you all the best
Donnie
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Donnie. It certainly motivated me.
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apache1 Premium
Well done Phil
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Andre. I'm starting to think it might be possible to shake the sand off my shoes :-)
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apache1 Premium
Nah wiggle your feet in the sand and enjoy the benefits you got from it.
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